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Jacksonian Timeline Project

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    The Cumberland Road

    The Cumberland Road was the first road built by the federal government. The Cumberland Road went from Cumberland, Maryland, to Wheeling, a town on the Ohio River in present-day West Virginia. The Cumberland road was built by the Federal government at the time as a response to the demand for a road to tie together the East with the early West.
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    Era of Good Feelings

    (Era on timeline is represented by year, not exact date)
    The Era of Good Feelings was a time of peace, pride, and progress that was enjoyed by the United States from 1815 through 1825. This era was during Monroe's presidency. This was considered the Era of Good Feelings because there were no major conflicts between political parties, because the Federalist party had disbanded and the Democratic-Republicans were in charge. The Era of Good Feelings ended with the election of 1825.
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    Erie Canal

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    The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about 363 miles from Albany, New York, (on the Hudson River) to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie. At the time creating a usable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. The canal was the first transportation system between the eastern seaboard and the western interior of the United States that did not require a port.
  • Emergence of Sectionalism

    Emergence of Sectionalism
    By politics, sectionalism is loyalty to the interests of one's own region or section of the country, rather than to the country as a whole. Sectionalism emergered mainly from the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson, trying to focus on crisises of the nation and somehow in an adverse affect bring the whole nation closer.
  • Election fo John Quincy Adams

    Election fo John Quincy Adams
    This election was known as the "Corrupt Bargain" and brought a lot of controversy. Andrew Jackson won the most popular votes in 1824 but did not have enough electoral votes to win and become president. The Constiution says that the House of Representatives must choose a president and they chose John Quincy Adams. Jackson's supporters accused Adams of making a corruput bargain with Henry Clay and Adams made Clay his secretary of state.
  • Sequoya Writes The Cherokee Language

    Sequoya Writes The Cherokee Language
    A Cherokee named Sequoya used 86 characters to represent the Cherokee syllables to create a wirting system as thier own complex language. He created this system so that the greatness of the Cherokee people will livsee forever and be remembered. In 1828, the Cherokee began publishing a newspaper printed in both English and the newly created language, Cherokee.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    The tariff of abominations was passed by the Congress of the US on May 19, 1828. The tariff was designed to protect industry in the northern United States.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    The expansion of the Democracy led to the election of Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a war hero but not everyone approved of him presidency.
  • Georgia Gold Rush

    Georgia Gold Rush
    American Indians knew of the gold in the Appalachian Mountains long before the first Spanish Conquistadors set foot on the new lands. Then a man named Frank Logan discovered gold on Dukes Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River in 1829, with in turn set off America's first gold rush. Then by 1830 most gold was being mined. http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Georgia_Gold_Rush
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. There were a lot of tribes effect by this act and some tribes went peacefully, but most did not and were great upset.
  • Cherokee Nation v Georgia

    Cherokee Nation v Georgia
    The Cherokee Nation v Georgia was a supreme court case that involved the Cherokee nation wanting federal act against any laws created by Georgia that went against their basic right. The Supreme Court did not hear the case on its merits, ruling that it had no original jurisdiction in the matter.
  • Worchester V Georgia

    Worchester V Georgia
    In the court case Worcester v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1832 that the Cherokee Indians
    Samuel Worcester, a missionary, defied Georgia through peaceful means to protest the state's handling of Cherokee lands. He was arrested several times as a result. With a team of lawyers, Worcester filed a lawsuit against the state that went all the way to the Supreme Court, where he finally won his case.
  • Nullification Process

    Nullification Process
    The Nullification Crisis was a sectional problem during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. This tariff was created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification. This ordinance declared by the power of the State that the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional and shouldn't be approved. Therefore this oridance would result in being null and void within the boundaries of South Carolina. The crisis was over, and both sides could find reasons to claim victory.
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    Sauk Removal

    The Sauk removalwas another removal due to the Indian Removal Act. They were driven by other tribes from pressure to migrate to Michigan. The Sauk moved south to other territories such as present-day Illinois.
  • President Jackson Veto's the 2nd National Bank of America

    President Jackson Veto's the 2nd National Bank of America
    President Jackson upheld federal authority in the nullification crisis. The second bank was given a 20 year old charter. This charter gave it the power to act as a the federal government's financial agent. Jackson tried giving power to the bank to states, but he vetoed it beacuse people refused to pay, and the Congress could not get 2/3 majority to override his Veto, so it was submitted.
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    Second Seminole War

    Osceola oppsed the removal of Seminole from Florida, and threatened death to any chief who agreed to relocation. Osceola was put in jail but set free when General Wiley Thompsan agreed to sign the Treaty of Payne's Landing. Osceola hid in Florida Swamps with his followers, eluded the military, and continued to attack white settlements, this being the Second Seminole War.
  • Election of Martin Van Buren

    Election of Martin Van Buren
    The United States presidential election of 1836 was the 13th presidential election. This election was held from Thursday, November 3, to Wednesday, December 7, 1836. As the third consecutive election victory for the Democratic Party, made previous Vice-President Martin Van Buren the new president and got him into the White House with 170 electoral votes to the 122 electoral votes for William Henry Harrison and other Whigs.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up. The financial crisis was due to a period of economic expansion from mid-1834 to mid-1836. The origins of this boom had many causes, both domestic and international.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Cherokee knew taht they would be forced to march West. They did not know that so many of their people however would die on the way there.
  • Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw Removal

    Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw Removal
    Side by side with the westward drift of white Americans in the 1830's was the forced migration of the Five Civilized Tribes from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Both groups were deployed against the tribes of the prairies, both breaking the soil of the undeveloped hinterland. Both were striving in the years before the Civil War to found schools, churches, and towns, as well as to preserve orderly development through government and laws. The tribes were divided poliftically.